2017 Goals: Marathon, Mortgage, Millionaire

2017 is right around the corner!  

I’ve made some exciting and challenging goals for myself for the new year.  Some are short-term and some are long term.  I like to dream big with my goals, but also infuse some reality into the process.

2017 is my “M&M&M” year … Marathon, Mortgage and Millionaire.

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Freedom Through Minimalism

We work hard.  We earn money.   We buy stuff.

Then, that stuff requires repair, maintenance and software updates. Before you know it, your stuff is out of style.  You’re on version 3 when the rest of the world is on version 7.

We work harder.  We earn more money.  We buy more stuff.

Are we in control of our things or are our things in control of us?

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4 Gift Ideas for a Smart (and fun) Home

The world is changing rapidly.  Every day there seems to be a new product or app released that helps us live more efficiently.

These new efficiency-focused advancements have now made their way into our homes.  And I’m welcoming them with open arms.  The less time I spend on meaningless time consuming activities, the better my life will be.

Here are 4 gift ideas that will help you stay up with the latest technology trends and make your home more efficient (and fun).

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7 Gift Ideas to Improve Your Health

Staying healthy requires determination, focus and daily action.  If you’re on a journey toward improving your health, having the right tools will help you reach your goals faster.

Here is a list of gift ideas for that special someone in your life looking to improve their health.  Most of these products I enjoy personally and some are ones that I’m excited to try!

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5 Gift Ideas for the Business Traveler

In the spirit of helping you find fun gift ideas for your loved ones this holiday season, I’ve compiled a short list of business travel essentials that I love.

Also, I’ve included some that I have on my “want” list (maybe I’m hoping Santa will see my blog – does he get wi-fi in the North Pole?)

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15-Year Mortgage Paid Off in 5 Years

During late 2013 while I was traveling out-of-town for work, my wife Nicole found our “forever house”.

This home had everything she was looking for including an attached garage, open floor plan, updated kitchen, walk-in closet and a big backyard on a half-acre lot.  She told me that this was THE ONE and as soon as I got home from out-of-town, I had to see it.

My wife has excellent taste and the majority of the time we are in sync. I wasn’t worried about liking it. I was worried about getting a BIG OLE MORTGAGE to pay for it!

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Make Money on Airbnb

About a month ago, my wife Nicole and I were at a wedding for one of our good friends.  At our table, I struck up a conversation with a random guy named Victor Mangona.  I discovered that Victor and his wife Kate are both doctors and they live in a swanky part of Dallas called Highland Park.  Victor and I got to chatting about their adventures in real estate investing as their new side business.

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